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5.7.17

Figure No. 5- Painting Of Man Looking At Painting By Charles Demuth



Figure No. 5
painting of a man enjoying painting by Charles Demuth

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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After the 4th comes figure no. 5!

Charles Demuth completed eight abstract portraits between 1924 and 1929 as tributes to modern American artists, writers, and performers. Though not a physical likeness, Demuth created this portrait of his friend, the poet and physician William Carlos Williams, using imagery from Williams’s poem "The Great Figure," which evokes the sights and sounds of a fire engine speeding down the street. The intersecting lines, repeated "5," round forms of the numbers, lights, street lamp, and blaring sirens of the red fire engine together infuse the painting with a vibrant, urban energy. Demuth derived the title from the poem.

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